Sandy Hook School Shooting Essay

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Sandy Hook School Shooting and Its Anniversary There has been multiple tragedies that have shocked America over the years. Many dealing with gun violence including the Columbine Shooting in 1999, the Virginia Tech Shooting in 2007, and the Umpqua Community College School Shooting in 2015. These tragedies we still look back on and remember those that were lost and those that survived. The shooting at Sandy Hook School is the one that recently had an anniversary. Three years ago on a normal Monday morning a man by the name of Adam Lanza shot his mother, Nancy Lanza. Upon approaching the school doors he used an assault weapon to shoot a way into the entrance door of the school. Principal Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, earlier that year, installed…show more content…
Students and faculty were then escorted away from the building and to a close-by firehouse. As announcements of the shooting surged through the town, panicked parents advanced to the firehouse. By the time night had descended, a mass of parents and family members had gathered within the firehouse. It became a congregation for people who have lost loved ones (Shooting). Monday, December 14, 2015 marked the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting. This was the first year that the anniversary landed on a school day, and the new superintendent had commented that it would be a full day of learning. The principals of the high school and middle school noted the significance of the day and hosted a moment of silence. However the lower-grade student discussed the incident with their parents or guardian. Though the town has made efforts for normalcy, they are still a long way from fully recovering from the loss. Mental health is still in high demand within the walls of Sandy Hook due to the amount of students who lost brothers or sisters and those that were there the day of the shooting. A foundation run by the PTA has given the school a grant of $500,000 to continue providing mental health care. The new superintendent, Joseph Erardi Jr., is encouraging school officials nationwide to go over safety procedures. He also commented that the nation remember that Newton is still

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